07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Art Of The Love Letter: What We Could Learn From Sanford

In today's Twitter- and text-obsessed world, passionate letters even long e-mails are rare. Washington hasn't had a good love letter since the release of some of the 1,300 letters between President Harry Truman's and his wife Bess during their nearly 60-year romance, and the more recent private-turned-public expressions of amour have been significantly less emotional. Consider the phone conversations between President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, or Rep. Mark Foley's salacious instant messages sent to a young congressional page.